The Daily Beast has published its list of "America's Craziest Cities." Milwaukee comes in at No. 4.
Crazy, to me, is good. It's creativity, innovation, ideas and eccentricity. Milwaukee needs more of all of the above. The rankers for this list included psychiatrists per capita, stress, eccentricity and drinking (Milwaukee tied for No. 1).
The Daily Beast explains, "Keep Austin Weird -- the famous slogan from Austin, Texas, was conceived as a marketing tool, but it's grown for some into a mantra. And why not? It's been a rough couple of years. Those that don't embrace a bit of zaniness risk having it consume them."
Austin, by the way, ranked No. 12. Take that, Texas!
Milwaukee's more creative than Austin!
Here's the top 10.
- San Francisco
- Providence, R.I.
- Las Vegas
- New York City
- San Antonio
- New Orleans
Our neighbor, Chicago, ranked No. 26. View the entire list here.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.